Event Archive

2016/2017

Tuesday Nov 29

Discussion: Jessica Wang, “The Telling of the Case: Rabies Case Narratives and Medical Community in 19th-Century New York City
Commentator: Katie Powell, Sara Press

Tuesday Nov 22

Discussion: Stefano Pantaleone leads readings from Eduardo Kohn’s work

Tuesday Nov 15

Discussion: Brent Lin, “Getting Rich With Deleuze and Guattari: Cautionary Tales From A Business Student”

Tuesday Nov 08

Discussion: Brandon Konoval, “Pythagorean Pipe Dreams? Vincenzo Galilei, Marin Mersenne, and the Pneumatic Mysteries of the Pipe Organ
Commentator: Michael Hare

Tuesday Nov 01

Reading and Discussion: Carla Nappi, “Fictioning the History of Science”  Event Flyer

Tuesday Oct 25

Discussion: Jennifer Chandler, title “Coerced metamorphosis: Biological interventions as criminal rehabilitation”
Commentators: Kejia Wang, Stefano Pantaleone

*Tuesday Oct 18

Talk: In lieu of the regular colloquium, we will instead attend Bernard Stiegler’s lecture: “About the Neganthropocene and its economy” 6:30pm / Western Front – 303 8th Ave. E-Tix available at neganthropocene.eventbrite.com / Further info: http://front.bc.ca/events/about-the-neganthropocene-and-its-economy/

Tuesday Oct 11

Discussion: Readings from Bernard Stiegler

Tuesday Oct 04

Discussion: Readings from Bernhard Siegert
Commentator: Gen Cruz

Tuesday Sept 27

Talk: Aaron Moore, “From Imperial Engineers to Development Consultants: Japanese Engineers and the Post-Colonial, Cold War System of Development in South Korea”

Tuesday Sept 20

Discussion: Stephen Petrina, “On the History of the Critique of Media and Technology
Commentator: Carla Nappi

Tuesday Sept 13

Introduction, welcome, and orientation for graduate students


2015/2016

April 7
STS Graduate Student Colloquium

March 24    
The Stephen Straker Memorial Lecture
Charis Thompson, Professor, Gender & Women’s Studies and Director, Chau Hoi Shuen Program in Gender & Science, University of California, Berkeley. Title TBA.

March 10
Phillip Thurtle, Associate Professor, Department of History and Comparative History of Ideas, University of Washington, Seattle. “Losing My Wings: An Interactive Fable of Evolutionary and Developmental Biology.

February 25
Jonathan Elmer, Professor, Department of English; Director, College Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana University. “Poe’s Ear.”

February 11
Heidi Tworek, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Graduate Program in STS, UBC. “Communicating Quarantine: How Wireless Technology Helped to Create World Health.”

January 28
Miriam Solomon, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Temple University. “The Historical Epistemology of Evidence-Based Medicine.

January 14
Carla Nappi, Associate Professor, Department of History, UBC and Adam Frank, Associate Professor, Department of English, UBC. “Michel Serres and STS: A Seminar Discussion.

December 3
Helen Thompson. Associate Professor of English, Northwestern University. “Locke and Matter’s Power.

November 19
no presentation

November 5
STS Graduate Students R. Baldwinson, S. Deutsh, J. Howell, A. Lou & S. Moreno-Garcia.”Critical Digital Exhibits.”

October 22
Raz Chen-Morris, Senior Lecturer, Department of History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  “The Telescope and the Melancholic Prince: Knowledge and Sovereignty in Early Modern Europe.

October 8
Trevor Barnes, Professor, Department of Geography and Graduate Program in STS, UBC. “A Morality Tale of Two Location Theorists in Hitler’s Germany.”

September 24
Alexei KojevnikovDepartment of History and Graduate Program in STS, University of British Columbia
Space-Time, Death-Resurrection, and the Russian Revolution.”
Coach House, Green College
Time: 5:00-6:30pm

September 10
Meeting for STS Faculty and Reception for new graduate students

 


2014/2015

STS Colloquium Talk
April 2, 2015
STS Graduate Student Colloquium
Buchanan Tower, Room 1197

Stephen Straker Memorial Lecture
March 30, 2015
Lorraine Daston, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
“Which Self? The Rationalities of Self-Interest from the Enlightenment to the Cold War”
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 182

STS Colloquium Talk
March 19, 2015
Robert Brain, Department of History, UBC
“The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siecle Europe”
Buchanan Tower, Room 1197

Science & Society Series Talk
March 9, 2015
Hannah Landecker, Department of Sociology, UCLA
“Fractured Ontologies: Before and After Metabolism and Genetics”
Coach House, Green College

STS Colloquium Talk
February 26, 2015
Thomas Kemple, Department of Sociology, UBC
“The Casuistic Disciplines of Capitalist Science: Weber’s Bifocals”
Buchanan Tower, Room 1197

Science & Society Series Talk
February 5, 2015
John Tresch, Department of History and Sociology of Science University of Pennsylvania
“Major and Minor Cosmograms, or How to Do Things with Worlds.”
Coach House, Green College

STS Colloquium Talk
January 29, 2015
Alan Richardson, Department of Philosophy, UBC
“‘Neither an accusation nor a confession’: Michael Polanyi, Hans Reichenbach, and political history of philosophy of science”
Buchanan Tower, Room 1197

STS Colloquium Talk
January 14, 2015
Steven Meyer, Department of English, Washington University
“Literature and Science in an Age of Whitehead”
Buchanan Tower, Room 1197

STS Colloquium Talk
January 13, 2015
Seminar discussion with Isabelle Stengers, Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Precirculated Papers: “A Constructivist Reading of Process and Reality” and “A Cosmopolitical Proposal”
Buchanan Tower, Room 1197

STS Colloquium Talk
January 12, 2015
Richard Menke, Department of English, University of Georgia
“Media Archaeology and Nineteenth-Century Literature”
I.K. Barber Learning Centre Room 182

STS Colloquium Talk
January 8, 2015
Carla Nappi, Department of History, UBC
“Thinking with Thinking with Whitehead: A Book Discussion”
Buchanan Tower, Room 1197

STS Colloquium Talk
November 27, 2014
Ian Hesketh, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the History of European Discourse, University of Queensland
“The Story of Big History”
Buchanan Tower, Room 1197

Science & Society Series Talk
November 13, 2014
Lochlann Jain, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
“Commodity Violence”
Coach House, Green College

STS Colloquium Talk
October 30, 2014
Judy Segal, Department of English, UBC
“FDA, FSD, DSM, and STS”
Buchanan Tower, Room 1197

STS Colloquium Talk
October 16, 2014
Jessica Wang, Department of History, UBC
“Colonial Crossings: Social Science, Social Knowledge, and American Power, 1890-1970”
Buchanan Tower, Room 1197

Science & Society Series Talk
October 2, 2014
Elizabeth A. Wilson, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University
“Bitter Melancholy: Feminism, Aggression, and the Biology of Depression”
Green College Coach House, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
September 18, 2014
John Krige, School of History, Technology, & Society, Georgia Tech
“Embedding the National in the Global: U.S.-French Relationships in Space Science and Technology in the Early 1960s”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

 


 

2013/2014

Science & Society Series Talk
April 3, 2014
Yi-Li Wu, University of Westminster
“Technologies of Trauma: Assessing Wounds and Joining Bones in Late Imperial China”
Green College Coach House, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
March 27, 2014
Matthew Nisbet, Communication Studies, Northeastern University
“Disruptive Ideas: Public Intellectuals and their Arguments for Action on Climate Change”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

Science & Society Series Talk
March 13, 2014
Piers Hale, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma
“Malthus or Mutualism? A Reassessment of the Politics of Evolution in Victorian England”
Green College Coach House, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
February 27, 2014
Evelynn Hammonds, Department of History of Science, Harvard University
“The Concept of ‘Race’ and/in the History of Science and Medicine”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
February 13, 2014
Jill Fellows, Arts One, UBC
“Parrhesia, Pluralism and Polar Bears”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

Science & Society Series Talk
February 6, 2014
Susan Mattern, Department of History, University of Georgia
“Galen’s Anxious Patients: Lupe as Anxiety Disorder”
Green College Coach House, University of British Columbia

“Lives of Evidence” Series Talk
Sponsored by SSHRC Situating Science Cluster
February 3, 2014
Cindy Patton, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University
“The Press and the Press Release: Inventing the Crystal Meth-HIV Connection”
Buchanan A Block, University of British Columbia

Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor Talk
Panel Discussion with Professors Duffin, Squier, Segal, & Nappi
January 30, 2014
Jacalyn Duffin, Hannah Chair, History of Medicine, Queen’s University; Susan Squier, Science, Technology, and Society Program, Penn State University; Judy Segal, Department of English, UBC; Carla Nappi, Department of History, UBC
“Critical Conditions: Lessons for Health Studies at UBC and Beyond”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor Talk
January 28, 2014
Jacalyn Duffin, Hannah Chair, History of Medicine, Queen’s University; Susan Squier, Science, Technology, and Society Program, Penn State University
“Integrating Critical Health Studies: New Sources and New Perspectives from Medicine, the Social Sciences, and the Humanities”
Green College Coach House, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
January 16, 2014
Eric Johnson, Department of History, UBC
“A Historical Epistemology of Empathy”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

Science & Society Series Talk
January 9, 2014
Alan Richardson, Department of Philosophy, UBC
“Signal Achievements: Hans Reichenbach on Radio and on Radio”
Green College Coach House, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
Presented by the UBC Department of Philosophy
November 29, 2013
Jean Gayon, Institute of History and Philosophy of Sciences, University of Paris
“Population Genetics, Economic Theory, and Eugenics in the work of R. A. Fisher”
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia

Peter Wall Institute French Scholar Series Talk
November 27, 2013
Jean Gayon, Institute of History and Philosophy of Sciences, University of Paris
“Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Enhancement”
Buchanan Block A, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
November 14, 2013
Carla Nappi, Department of History, UBC
“Sample and Mix: The Body Sonic in Qing Science and Medicine”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

Science & Society Series Talk
November 7, 2013
Richard Gold, Faculty of Law, McGill University
“Myriad Genetics and Beyond: The Fallout of the US Supreme Court Decision”
Green College Coach House, University of British Columbia

Stephen Straker Memorial Lecture
October 21, 2013
Barbara Herrnstein Smith, Program in Literature, Duke University
“Dis/Integration: On the New Interdisciplinarity”
Buchanan Block A, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
October 17, 2013
Sylvia Berryman, Department of Philosophy, UBC
“A Tale of Two (Social) Scientists: Milgram and Zimbardo”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

Science & Society Series Talk
October 3, 2013
Jessica Wang, Department of History, UBC
“The Telling of the Case: Rabies Narratives, Autopsy, and Medical Community in Nineteenth-Century New York City”
Green College Coach House, University of British Columbia

Wall Exchange Series Talk
Presented by Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
September 25, 2013
Bruno Latour, Sciences Po Paris, and Philippe Descola, Collège de France
“Approaches to the Anthropocene: A Conversation with Philippe Descola and Bruno Latour”
Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia

Wall Exchange Series Talk
Presented by Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
September 23, 2013
Bruno Latour, Sciences Po Paris
“War and Peace in an Age of Ecological Conflict”
Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC

Science & Society Series Talk
September 12, 2013
Andrea Woody, Department of Philosophy, University of Washington
“Chemistry’s Periodic Law: Rethinking Explanation and Representation through the Turn to Practice”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

 


2012/2013

Science & Society Series Talk
Presented by Science and Society Series at Green College
April 4, 2013
Evelyn Fox Keller, History and Philosophy of Science, MIT
“What Kind of Divide Separates Biology from Culture?”
Liu Institute, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
Presented in partnership with Green College
March 21, 2013
Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University and Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor at UBC
“The Marriage of Divination and Philology: An Inquiry into the Terminology and Practice of Scholarship in the Early Modern Period”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
March 14, 2013
Michael Ruse, Department of Philosophy, Florida State University
“Debating Darwin: Mechanist or Romantic?”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

Science & Society Series Talk
March 7, 2013
Lisa Cartwright, Department of Communication and Science Studies, UC-San Diego
“Infrastructures of Power: New Topographies of Wind in Kansas”
Green College Coach House, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
February 28, 2013
Deanna Kreisel, Department of English, UBC
“‘The Insides of Things’: Higher-Dimensional Geometries and Victorian Theories of Space”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

Science & Society Series Talk
February 7, 2013
Jennifer Alexander, History of Science & Technology, University of Minnesota
“The Radical Religiosity of Ellul’s Technological Critique”
Green College Coach House, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
January 31, 2013
Angus Livingstone, University-Industry Liaison Office, UBC
“Academy-Industry Relations: A Tale of Great Fears and Great Expectations”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
January 17, 2013
Leah Ceccarelli, Department of Communication, University of Washington
“At the Frontiers of Science: An American Rhetoric of Exploration and Exploitation”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

Science & Society Series Talk
January 3, 2013
Tod Chambers, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program, Northwestern University
“In Praise of Navel Gazing, or An Argument For and Against Bioethics Studies”
Green College Coach House, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
November 29, 2012
Monica Brown, Department of English, UBC
“What Does Hand Washing Mean in the Twenty-First Century?”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
November 22, 2012
Alejandra Bronfman, Department of History, UBC
“In Search of the Radiolette, In the Grip of Invisible Rays”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
November 8, 2012
Patrick Slaney, Department of Philosophy, UBC
“Scientific Freedom and the Limits of the Administrative State: Don K Price and the Bureau of the Budget on Science and Government”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

Richard and Dorothy Sikora Lecture, Department of Philosophy
November 2, 2012
Ian Hacking, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto
“On Logic”
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia

Science & Society Series Talk
November 1, 2012
George Reisch, Northwestern University
“The Paranoid Style in American History of Science: On the Cold War Origins of Thomas Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions”
Green College Coach House, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
October 25, 2012
Candis Callison, School of Journalism, UBC
“Co-Producing Care: Navigating Climate and Media Change”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
October 18, 2012
Alirio Rosales, Department of Philosophy & Biodiversity Research Centre, UBC
“Scientific Theories as Narratives”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
October 11, 2012
Adam Frank, Department of English, UBC
“Vis-à-vis Television: Andy Warhol’s Therapeutics, Part Two”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

Stephen Straker Memorial Lecture
September 24, 2014
Stephen Shapin, Department of the History of Science, Harvard
“The Tastes of Wine: Towards a Cultural History of Sense and Value”
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory 120, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
September 20, 2012
Neil Gross, Department of Sociology, UBC
“Why are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care?”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

STS Colloquium Talk
September 13, 2012
Andrea Tone, Department of the Social Studies of Medicine, McGill
“Spies & Lies: Ewen Cameron, the CIA, and Cold War Psychiatry”
Buchanan Tower 1197, University of British Columbia

STS at UBC: A Sampler of Topics and Perspectives
September 6, 2012
Green College Coach House, University of British Columbia
Judy Segal, Department of English, UBC, “What Can Rhetorical Scholarship Contribute to the Critical Study of Medicine?”
Alexei Kojevnikov, Department of History, UBC, “The Big Bang Theory: The Cultural Meanings of Modern Physics”
Margaret Schabas, Department of Philosophy, UBC, “What Kind of Science is Economics? The Case of Victorian Bioeconomics”

AAAS Annual Meeting
February 16-20, 2012
Vancouver, BC

STS Colloquium Talk
February 1, 2012
Keith Wailoo, Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton University
“How Cancer Crossed the Color Line: Reflections on History, Race, and Health”
Leon and Thea Koerner University Centre, University of British Columbia

 


2011

Knowledge Brokers and Knowledge Formats:
A Symposium Inspired by the Work of Richard Ericson

September 23-24, 2011
Green College, University of British Columbia

2010

Objectivity in Science Conference
June 17-20, 2010
University of British Columbia

2009

Varieties of Empathy in Science, Art, and Culture
October 10-11, 2009
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia

2006

Health Humanities Conference
October 13-15, 2006
Green College, University of British Columbia